December 17, 2011
Turkish delight chocolate bark
Kitchen Zen - Can you imagine the sound of one arm cooking?
Well, half an arm anyway...
Welcome to a new blog, one for gluten free, lactose free and arm free cooking!
Thankyou Dear Readers for all your kind words and well wishes lovelies, and to answer some of the questions I've received, here's a quick update so far:
Round one of surgery was quite successful, with my biceps tendon newly relocated, bones shaved and squidgy bits removed .
I seem to be held together with fishing line stitches, staples, bruises and lots of morphine.
My arm is permanently strapped around my torso for the next few weeks(who needs a bra anyway),
Late night television is actually better than daytime television viewing,
Sleeping while fully upright is actually possible,
Typing is only possible with the fantastic 'Swype' app,
And Christmas dinner this year will probably be something out of a can- if someone else opens it for me.
So for a bit of seasonal cheer, and because chocolate makes everything better,
with the help of my lovely sister who's watching over me for a few days, we put together a yummy Turkish Delight chocolate Bark.
This recipe requires no actual cooking or measuring, just a bit of chopping and lots of spoon licking.
Dark chocolate, I normally use70% Lindt as its lactose free, but todays was just dark
Rose Turkish delight
Dried rose petals
Roughly chop the Turkish delight and nuts into smallish pieces
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, or by pulsing in the microwave for 30 second intervals.
Spread the chocolate evenly and fairly thinly over the base of a lined oven tray
Quickly but artistically sprinkle over the nuts, petals, cherries and Turkish delight.
If this is a bit to tricky to manage while slinged and splinted, scatter them on carefully over the chocolate, then pop the tray in a slightly warm oven to keep the chocolate oozie and soft while the pretty bits settle in.
Let the chocolate bark set until nice and hard, then break into nice big shards for packaging up for gifts or consuming immediately, Yumm...
So my Dear Readers, are you on track for Christmas next weekend?